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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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As an organisation solely focused on RDS employees we have no conflict of interest.

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National Pay Offer – Update

In our efforts to keep members as up-to-date as possible, we wanted to provide you with the latest development regarding both the national pay offer and the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) trials. Our previous bulletin confirmed that the FBU had unnecessarily linked the EMR trials with employers pay offer, confirming that they would withdraw from […]

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Could you form part of the new inspectorate?

We thought that you may be interested to read the recent job advertisement published by HMICFRS asking for secondees to form part of the inspection team for the Fire & Rescue Service. There will be a range of opportunities for candidates who can bring a variety of experience and skills to the organisation, working at the forefront of […]

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Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. Serious questions about the fire safety of high rise residential buildings were raised following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, and subsequent government testing of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from similar buildings across the country. The government has now published the results […]

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